Lament Leads to Praise

Lament Leads to Praise

The Bible commands believers to rejoice in all circumstances. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18, ESV) “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of...
Pastoral Lament for Tyler Trent

Pastoral Lament for Tyler Trent

On Tuesday I received a text I feared would be coming soon: “Tyler Trent just passed into heaven.” Based upon what I was hearing from his parents, Tony and Kelly, I knew Tyler was entering his final days. But the sober reality of that definitive text was...